Ryan Shazier continues to make great progress with his rehabilitation process, though the Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker won’t be seeing the field in 2019.
The AFC North franchise announced this afternoon it’s decision on the former Ohio State star for the 2019 season.
Shazier, 26, has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list for the second straight season.
We have placed LB Ryan Shazier on the Reserve/PUP list.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 29, 2019
Shazier, who suffered a devastating spinal injury against the Cincinnati Bengals in December 2017, has maintained that he wants to play again.
“I definitely want to play,” Shazier said in January. “I try to tell people at the end of the day, just because I got hurt, doesn’t mean I lost the love of the game of football. I love football so much. I just care about the game. I really feel like the game has taken me places I never expected to go. I am putting everything into it. I feel like I was the best linebacker in the league. I don’t want to leave that as my legacy. I feel like I have so much to show.”
Shazier has been making major progress with his rehab, often posting on social media.
Shazier was a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was one of the most-exciting linebackers in the league at the time of his injury.